With Microsoft’s annual occasion lower than two weeks out, an inflow of reports concerning some potential new merchandise has been surfacing on-line. The newest is a patent that reveals that Microsoft’s subsequent stylus may lastly be charged wirelessly.
In line with the current FCC submitting, it mentions that it’ll comprise a “charging coil” for the Floor Pen. This strongly implies that the stylus can be designed with an inside energy supply to cost up the product; thus growing the length of the stylus in comparison with the present mannequin, which requires one AAAA battery to operate.
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Comparable merchandise embrace the Galaxy Be aware 10 Plus‘ S Pen have a charging coil positioned contained in the pen, with the stylus being charged straight by means of the telephone. Due to a dissection carried out by iFixit, we now know that Apple’s Pencil 2 additionally makes use of related “charging coil” applied sciences with the stylus receiving a cost by attaching to the facet of your iPad Professional. In fact, those that already personal a Floor Professional and Pen will already know that the stylus already attaches magnetically to the machine, however with out the potential to cost.
It’s believable revision of the Floor Pen may launch shortly, alongside a brand new Floor Professional 7 at Microsoft’s Floor Occasion on October 2. A number of of the Floor Professional 7’s new options have been circulating, together with a redesigned keyboard to make the product thinner, in addition to the up to date mannequin with a second display screen, presumably impressed by the Asus ZenBook Professional 15. With a brand new Floor Professional most likely getting introduced on the upcoming Floor Occasion, let’s hope Microsoft reveals the stylus some love too. We’d prefer to see one which lastly provides wi-fi charging, or on the very least an up to date Floor Pen that addresses accuracy points.
In fact, ought to a brand new Floor Pen come into fruition, it’s implausible that the stylus is not going to be included as a bundle with the Floor Professional. Whereas pricing for the Floor Pen is up within the air, Microsoft could also be trying to maintain it across the similar worth vary as the present Floor Pen, which is priced at $99.